Carson Family History
Wells Township – Oliver Church
GPS: N40o15.52, W80o43.18
This is a Wells Township Trustee Cemetery
Research by Kitty Kutchmark

We find the Carson family in early records of Jefferson County, 1788-1851:
Voters in 1850 – Wells Twp.
John Carson
Jesse Carson
David Carson

From the 1840 Census in Wells Township we find the following:
James Carson
Males
Under 5 – 1
5-10 – 1
30-40-1
Females
Under 5 – 1
5-10 – 1
10-15- 2
30-40- 1

Jesse Carson
Males
5-10 – 1
10-15-1
50-60 – 1
Females
5-10- 1
10-15- 2
15-20- 2
40-50- 1

David Carson
Males
Under 5 – 1
30-40- 1
Females
Under 5 – 1
20-30- 1
60-70-1

In a Family Search International Genealogical Index 5.0, family group record shows the following results:
Rev. David Carson
Born abt. 1818, Virginia (or now West Virginia)
Marriage abt. 1840, Virginia
Wife: Elizabeth McKinney
Born about 1813, PA
Children:

  1. Martha Jane Carson

Born 29 Aug 1842, Virginia
Died in 1914, Toronto, Jefferson County, Ohio
She is buried in the Lloyd’s ME Cemetery

  1. Alfred Carson, born 1845, PA
  2. Sarah Sallie Carson, born 1847, PA
  3. Mary or Abbigale E. Carson, birth 1847 PA
  4. Rev. David Gibson Carson, birth 13 Jan 1852, Ohio, died 24 Jan 1924, Illinois

Jesse Carson
Born abt. 1825, Ohio
Married abt. 1843
Married: Jane
Born abt. 1825, PA
Children:

  1. George Carson

David Carson
Born abt. 1802, Washington, PA
Died Nov. 1882, Tuscarawas, Ohio
Married abt. 1830
Father: David Carson
Mother: Elizabeth
Wife: Jane Boorhes (Voorhes)
Born abt. 1816, Ohio
Died 1877, Tuscarawas, Ohio
Children:

  1.  Eliza Carson, born abt. 1835, Ohio
  2. James Carson, born abt. 1837, Wells Twp., Jefferson County, Ohio
  3. Cyrus Carson born abt. 1842, Wells Twp., Jefferson County, Ohio

Family Search Individual Records, Ancestral File
Search Results:

James Carson
Born abt. 1837, Wells Twp., Jefferson County, Ohio
Father: David Carson
Mother: Jane Boorhes (Voorhes)

Pedigree chart shows the following:
James Carson, born abt. 1837, Wells Twp., Jefferson County, Ohio
Mother: Jane Boorhes (Voorhes), born abt. 1816, Ohio, died 1877 Tuscarawas, Ohio
Father: David Carson, born abt. 1802, Washington, PA, died Nov. 1882, married abt. 1830
David’s (born abt. 1816) father is listed as: David Carson, born 1776, PA, and married abt. 1800
Mother on pedigree chart: Elizabeth, born abt. 1780, PA.